January 2005

Report of the Vice President for Publications

Deborah Lines Andersen

Assistant Professor of Information Science and Policy, University at Albany

Albany, NY 12222  [email protected]  518-442-5122


Publication activities for the Society continue to be varied and growing.  Items of interest are covered by the individuals listed below in their separate reports.


1)     Report of the Publisher of the System Dynamics Review: Graham Russel (See http://www.systemdynamics.org/member_services.htm#System%20Dynamics%20Review%20Online for a link from the Society site to online journal  access.)


2)     Report by the Webmaster: Jack Pugh (See www.systemdynamics.org/ )


3)     Report of the Editor of the System Dynamics Review: Brian Dangerfield (See http://www.systemdynamics.org/publications.htm )


4)     Report on the Newsletters 2004/2005: Bob Eberlein, Graham Winch (See http://www.systemdynamics.org/newsletters/Sep04newsletters/Sept2004c.htm for the September 2004 newsletter and http://www.systemdynamics.org/newsletters/Oct04newsletters/WebNL_Oct_04.htm for the October 2004 issue.)


Additional society publication venues include:

SD Bibliography: The 2004 version of the System Dynamics Bibliography now contains more than 7,400 references and is updated every six months.

MIT System Dynamics Group Literature Collection: This collection has a link from the SDS home page at  http://www.systemdynamics.org/MITCollectionDVDinfo.htm

JW Forrester Seminar Series: This collection of 22 video tapes plus suggested readings CDs is available from the Society offices and is found on the Society website at http://www.systemdynamics.org/JWFSeminars.htm

2004 (July 25-29) 22d International Conference Proceedings: Ventana Systems, Inc. and Wiley sponsored the proceedings that were published in CD form this year (ISBN 0-9745329-1-6). The Society maintains a three-page order form (pdf) on the website for both proceedings and past paper issues of the journal.

Membership Directory: An online, password-protected resource for members at http://web.memberclicks.com/mc/prelogin.do?hidOrgID=sds

Web Searching: A Google search under “System Dynamics Society” garners more than 3,920,000 hits (10 January 2005).